A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level... See full summary »
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by
Tony Berkoff <email@example.com>
Do you believe Dr. Morrison is acting out of a personal motive?
No, I'm sure he believes what he believes. He thinks whores are girls who hang out on 8th Avenue and stick needles in their arms. He knows whores aren't nice white girls from nice white families. He knows that just as sure as he knows his wife is at home cleaning the oven. Isn't that right Herbie? But what if he's wrong? What if his wife is out balling the insurance salesman? What if he doesn't know his ass from his elbow? What if ...
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Nuts is a pretty good movie considering just how miscast Barbra Streisand is in the lead role. Streisand plays an escort who's been charged with murder and she really pulls all the stops out - it's a good performance - but she's all wrong for the part. Too poised, too certain, her own personality pokes through the role at times. Her own vanity also pokes through (she's lit like the Virgin Mary in her first shot, I cracked up laughing), probably because she's playing a character so much younger than she is. Still, Nuts is one of those solid adaptations of a play where characters have secrets that need to be stripped away under duress, in public of course. Don't be fooled into thinking it's a lost classic but it is good old-fashioned entertainment.
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